Monday, June 02, 2008

Your Competition As A Writer

Ever since the advent of pc's and the drop in cost so that everyone can own one, many, many people have decided they can write books. After all, there's spell check, right? I am not usually a huge joke sharer, but I received this last week and couldn't figure it out then when I read the "punch line" I laughed until I cried. So take a look at the picture and see if you can figure out what happened during this conversation. And remember, for all you aspiring writers out there, this is your competition. :)

Keep in mind this actually did happen. This is someone who was moving from an insurance claims office. (Study the picture, then read the text below it for the big revealing)





Did you figure it out??????? No. Well, here's one person's interpretation of the events that transpired to create such a monstrosity. Warning - Spew Alert!

Walmart Employee: Hello 'dis be Walmarts, how can I help you?

Customer: I would like to order a cake for a going away party this week.

Walmart Employee: What you want on the cake?

Customer: "Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that "We will miss you."


Have you stopped laughing yet? Can you breathe? Did you remember to put down your soda?

Deadly DeLeon

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

As funny as that is, I have actually seen other instances of the same thing.
My fiance worked for a online wedding supply place, and there were items that you could get personalized. The personalization page specifically said to write exactly what you wanted printed, but this bridezilla wrote "tr and am all lower case," so that was exactly how the item got printed up. She actually had the nerve to call in and complain that they didn't catch the error!

Annette said...

That is too funny! And why the decision to put capitals for under and neat?

Thanks for the laugh!

Gemma Halliday said...

Ahahahaha! Love it!

Jana DeLeon said...

anon - too funny! Serves bridezilla right though (hehe).

Jana DeLeon said...

annette - your guess is as good as mine on that one. Let me know if you come up with anything. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Gemma - thanks, and I just read your Friday post this morning. You and your mom are officially my heros!

Wendy Roberts said...

I JUST had something similar happen on my son's confirmation cake last week! I told the lady at safeway to write congratulations on your confirmation and then I must've said thanks for your help. The cake read "congratulations on your confirmation thanks for your help" I wasn't amused then but I am now LOL!

catslady said...

OMG I just ordered a cake for my daughter's bridal shower and now I'm wondering...

Keri Ford said...

Geez, this sort of things makes you think the lady taking the order was a bit of a smart-backside, but you know if she's taking up-teen orders, I'm sure she probably screwed up a few times, got her chops busted for it and now writes it exactly as it comes it!

it is funny, though if I would have picked up that cake, I wouldn't'a been laughing!

Christie Craig said...

Too Funny Jana!

Thanks for the laugh.

Crime Scene Christie

bookmobiler said...

There is a bright side....
This sort of thing happens every couple of weeks or so at the Wal-Mart where I work. When the cake is refused it ends up in the employee lounge. They taste grate, no matter how you spell it. ;)

Jana DeLeon said...

OMG Wendy!!!! I am laughing my butt off! Please tell me you took a picture and can send it to me. Pretty please????????

Jana DeLeon said...

catslady - might be worth a followup phone call!

Jana DeLeon said...

Keri - I guess since it was a going away thing and not something more formal like a wedding, shower, or confirmation (right, Wendy) I would probably have still found it funny then me and all my co-workers would have made huge fun of it for months, maybe years. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

You're always welcome, Christie. I still owe you a few. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Ah bookmobiler - the silver lining! I knew there had to be one.

Kathy Bacus said...

OMG, Jana! I just got home from a three hour field ecology class/lab and boy did I need a good laugh. After hearing Wendy's story it makes me wonder just how often this happens.

I consider myself fortunate that the triplets' graduation cake came out okay.

Thanks for the chuckle!

~Bullet Hole~

Jana DeLeon said...

Good lord, Kathy! After a 3-hour ecology class death would seem funny. No wonder you write humor - you're trying to escape your life. Yikes - ecology for 3 hours. God bless you! :)

Shelley Munro said...

OMG - that's scary (and funny!)